International Relations

International Relations

FSI researchers strive to understand how countries relate to one another, and what policies are needed to achieve global stability and prosperity. International relations experts focus on the challenging U.S.-Russian relationship, the alliance between the U.S. and Japan and the limitations of America’s counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan.

Foreign aid is also examined by scholars trying to understand whether money earmarked for health improvements reaches those who need it most. And FSI’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center has published on the need for strong South Korean leadership in dealing with its ever-threatening northern neighbor.

FSI researchers also look at the citizens who drive international relations, studying the effects of migration and how borders shape people’s lives. Meanwhile FSI students are very much involved in this area, working with the United Nations in Ethiopia to rethink refugee communities.

Trade is also a key component of international relations, with FSI approaching the topic from a slew of angles and states. The economy of trade is rife for study, with an APARC event on the implications of more open trade policies in Japan, and FSI researchers making sense of who would benefit from a free trade zone between the European Union and the United States.

News

Anja Manuel shares views on Trump, administration's impact on US foreign policy

April 2018

SCPKU on March 23 hosted a lecture and discussion on “President Trump: The Future of US Foreign Policy and America’s Role in the World” featuring Anja Manuel, co-founder and partner of the US-based...

SCPKU World Leaders Forum features Mike McFaul, panelists exchange views on US-Asia Pacific future relations

December 2017

The Lee Shau Kee World Leaders Forum on “US and the Asia Pacific” was held on November 13th, 2017.

Experts gather in Beijing to discuss institutional contexts of building world-class universities

December 2016

Alluding to the famous dictum by China’s late leader, Deng Xiaoping, Min Weifang, the executive president of Chinese Society for Education Development Strategies and professor at Peking University ...

Events

The Global Economic Order before (and after) Western Hegemony: Chinese-Middle Eastern Relations from the Silk Road to "One Belt, One Road"

June 11, 2018

The Western, or liberal, international order which emerged after World War II reflects the culmination of a centuries-long process of European, and later American, economic and political...

Knight Hennessy Scholars Information Session

April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM until 06:00 PMPeking UniversityAtrium M11Beijing 100871ChinaThis event is intended for students and recent alumni of this university.

President Trump: The Future of US Foreign Policy and America’s Role in the World

March 16, 2018

In this charged political environment, Anja Manuel will attempt to cut through the rhetoric to offer an informed analysis of how President Trump’s policies might affect the United States’...

People

Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Lizhi Liu SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, December 2014-March 2015
Wesley Koo SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January-April 2016